Friday, July 19, 2024
Little Lost Fox

Little Lost Fox

by Mark Warner
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When a little girl loses her fox toy, she discovers it’s been taken by a real-life fox cub, but the real fox cub is lost too – can she help it find its way home with the help of some other woodland creatures?

English:

  • Write a prequel to this book. What other adventures might Kate have had before this one?
  • Read up to ‘And the fox cub had Ruby’. Think of an alternative ending for the story. What might happen next?
  • Think of some speech / thought bubbles to add to the illustrations in the book.
  • Retell the story in the first person, from Kate’s point of view.
  • Retell the story from the lost fox’s point of view.
  • Write a character profile of Kate. How would you describe her?
  • Write a new story about Kate, her cuddly toys and her new animal friends.
  • At the end of the book, Kate is reading ‘The Secret Garden’. Can you find out more about this story?
  • Can you think of other stories that feature foxes? How do they compare to this one?

Maths:

  • Kate explores a field with sunflowers at one point in the story. Can you measure their heights? Could you grow some sunflowers and measure their growth over time?

Science:

  • Choose one of the animals mentioned in the story and learn more about it. Where does it live? How is it adapted to living there? What does it eat?
  • Make a food chain that includes a fox.
  • Learn about the life cycle of a fox.
  • Kate follows trails of footprints in the story. Can you investigate the footprints of different animals?

Computing:

  • Use publishing software to make a ‘Lost’ poster to ask people to get in touch if they find Kate’s lost fox.
  • Make an animation of a fox cub moving.
  • Create a multimedia presentation that retells this story (or a new story about Kate and her fox).
  • Design a game in which Kate has to help the fox cub find its mum.

Design Technology:

  • Design a shelter to keep the little fox safe while waiting for his family to be found.

Art:

  • Look at the landscape illustrations on the inside covers. Could you create some similar pictures of your own?
  • Look at the illustrations and discuss how the landscape changes at different times of the day. Could you create pictures of the same place in the morning, noon and night?

Geography:

  • Draw a map that shows different locations mentioned in the story. What happens in each place?
  • Draw a map to help Kate find her way home at the end of the story.
  • What kinds of habitat do the animals in this story live in?

PSHE:

  • Have you ever lost something important? How did it make you feel?
  • Kate realises the lost fox is lonely. What can you do if you ever feel lonely? How could you help somebody else who might be feeling lonely, too?

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